Oral health is an integral part of general health and one of the major risk factors to oral health is the use of tobacco in various forms. The Indian Dental Association (IDA) one of the premier dental organisation in the country, has been engaged in promoting optimal oral health for all. IDA has towards this end, been following a strategy of prevention measures through awareness creation to educate people about the various risk factors to oral health.
- Certified dental clinics dedicated to help people quit tobacco habits through a system of counseling and pharma cological therapy
- TII dentists are trained in tobacco cessation
- They not only take care of your teeth but are in a position to notice the slightest deviation from health in the oral cavity.
The impact of tobacco use on your health can reach alarming proportions and is one of the most significant risk factors to a healthy life. Quitting tobacco is not easy if you are addicted to it. The good news is that you can now stop with professional help by our TII Centres. Our personalized services and effective treatment plan will help you in your attempt to quit tobacco.
Tobacco contains nicotine powerful drug that affect, your body craves for it.
Alarming facts you should know
- Significant effects of tobacco use are oral cancers.
- Tobacco affects all organs in the body from head to toe.
- Tobacco users are likely to die 15 years earlier.
- Cigars, Beedis, Gutkha, Khaini, Supari, Paan masala contain cancer causing chemicals.
- Smoking and smokeless tobacco both cause damage to tissues in and around the oral cavity.
- Smoking puts your family and people around you at great risk due to secondhand smoke.
Tobacco use, as most of us know is bad for our health, but quitting can be a challenge. After all, it's a permanent lifestyle change.TII Centres offers a combination of behavioural therapy and medication, and helps you understand the treatment options
TII strives for a "Tobacco Free India" by helping patients quit smoking and consumption of smokeless or chewing tobacco.
Role of TII
- Help you to set a 'quit' date and plan so you're ready to deal with first few challenging weeks when you are off tobacco.
- Advised to quit through behavioral counseling & medicines.
- Advised nicotine replacement therapy and behavioral change programmes that double the chances to overcome nicotine dependence entirely.
Tobacco related diseases
Tobacco has the presence of thousands of carcinogens which has a devastating effect especially on the oral cavity. There are several diseases associated with smoking and chewing tobacco such as cancer, smokers palate, oral candidosis, heart attack etc.
Choosing a method for quitting
You should choose a method for quitting which suits you the most. Quitting tobacco is a personal choice. you have to understand the options available an choose the right path.
Going 'cold turkey' is one method of quitting which has helped many. It involves quitting all at once an spontaneously.
This involves reducing tobacco usage gradually and then stopping completely.
What happens when you start to quit
- Blood pressure drops
- Carbon Monoxide levels fall.
- Oxygen levels return to normal. Nicotine is eliminated from the body
Most tobacco users want to kick the habit and indeed try but only one in three succeeds in stopping permanently by the age of 60. By this time much more harm may have been done to the body - some of it irreversible. You can only stop when you have made a firm decision. Once you have made up your mind, however, you can succeed regardless of how addicted you may have been. If you are a smoker or use tobacco in any other way you should have a reason to try and stop it if you value your life!
Honour Your Life.....
- Blood circulation improves.
- Sleep improves.
- Breathing becomes easier
- Lung function improves by 5-10%.
Within few years
- Coronary heart disease risk is half that of tobacco users.
- Cancer of mouth, throat & esophagus is half that of tobacco users.
- Overall life expectancy is comparable to non